Becoming tired in quickly becoming the new 20th century disease. According to the book ‘The 28Day Plan’ lack of energy can be attributed to: a bad diet, overindulgence in alcohol, lack of sleep and smoking. And we know that anxiety can zap our energy and leave us feeling tired. So how can we get more energy into our life?
Among the best ways to raise your energy is to eat energy producing foods such as porridge, muesli, fish, poultry, lean lamb, bananas, dried fruit, fresh fruit, fresh vegies, baked potatoes, wholemeal foods, fresh juices, water, Soya milk, seeds and nuts. Foods to limit are tea, coffee, cows cheese, beef/pork, sugary foods, pastries, biscuits, chips, white bread foods, fizzy drinks and chocolate (oh no!) .
Other tips in the 28-Day Plan book to raise and restore energy are:
Hibernation-take 20 minutes per day for quiet time. Consider nobody and nothing. Lie down, listen to some favorite music or close your eyes and drift off to a gorgeous island.
Breath-Spend 5 minutes doing some deep breathing. Sit on the ground in comfortable clothes. Close your eyes and slowly breathe in through your nose, hold for a count of five and slowly exhale to a count of 5.
(3). Laugh-Have a good belly laugh. Watch a funny video or tell a funny joke. Refer back to my last newsletter for more tips.
Sleep-Most of us realise we need 8 hours of sleep for the most benefit. Some other tips are to sleep with the window slightly open (be safety conscious too). Have a firm supportive mattress and sufficient pillows. Go to bed the same time each night. Relax before bed.
(5). Pamper yourself-Go out and treat yourself to a beautiful bunch of flowers (or choose some from your garden). Have a massage, give a decorative or bubble bath, and go out for herbal tea with a friend.
(6). Do some stretching and bending of your body at the beginning of every day.
(7). Exercise for 30 minutes every day. Some exercise thoughts are: walking, biking, jogging, skipping, bouncing (trampoline), swimming, gardening and cleaning. Have a health check before beginning any exercise program.
(8). Eat breakfast.
So get to it. Use this information and advice to start placing more energy back into your day!